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Mark Footitt signed a new two-year contract after the conclusion of the 2013 campaign, committing him to Derbyshire until the end of the 2015 season.
The left-arm fast-bowler has enjoyed the best season of his career in 2013, claiming a career-best haul of 42 first-class wickets and a further 15 dismissals in the limited-overs forms of the game.
His 6 for 53 against champions Durham and 5 for 28 against Scotland were career-best performances in First Class and List A cricket respectively.
Footitt took 4 for 45 against Glamorgan on his first-class debut for Nottinghamshire in 2005, claiming the scalp of Sourav Ganguly as his first wicket in first-class cricket.
He was named in the England Academy squad in 2005-06 and was chosen to play for the MCC against his own county in the traditional curtain-raiser to the season in 2006. He took his maiden five-wicket haul, 5 for 45, against the West Indies in August that year.
But he failed to nail-down a regular spot in the Nottinghamshire side in the following campaigns, partly owing to further injuries, and he left Trent Bridge in 2009.
He moved to Derbyshire in 2010 and has since taken 91 first-class wickets at a shade over 31 with three five-wicket hauls – and his standout 2013 campaign earned him a new contract with the Club.
As part of Derbyshire's Christmas Advent Calendar, we look back at some highlights from Mark Footitt's successful 2013 first-class season.
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